King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV):
King Farm Neighbors Village is a volunteer organization designed to help King Farm residents who would like to remain in their homes throughout their
lives and “age in place”. The purpose of a village is to enable senior residents
to be mostly self-sufficient and improve their quality of life. The village
coordinates services such as friendly visits, check-in phone calls, social events, health and safety events and transportation for a medical appointment.
Neighbor-to-neighbor interaction is very important to health and well being. Social isolation is a greater predictor of early death than obesity, or heavy smoking.
Loneliness shortens the lifespan by 7.5 years. It especially impacts the “healthspan” or the period of life where one is generally healthy and free from serious disease.
Each village determines its own goals and priorities based on the needs of residents and the willingness of volunteers. The King Farm Neighbors Village
motto is: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors“. Several of us have been working to establish a village in King Farm since 2014.
KFNV is a registered affiliate of the King Farm Citizens Assembly, and have received a start-up grant from the city of Rockville. KFNV welcomes new
members and volunteers.
Meeting Times & Events:
KFNV hosts various events throughout each month. Currently, KFNV hosts the following events each month:
- Book Club – 2nd Thursday; 12:00 pm
- Coffee & Conversation – 3rd Wednesday; 10:00 am
- Game Night – tentative
- Guest Speaker Events – different nights; 6:30 pm